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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 66
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sloejams on 04-08-2008)
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ibison4

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-14-2013 01:28:25 | More by ibison4
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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz can (Consumed: 7/13/14, Best By Date: 10/11/14) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 stemmed glass

A- Pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow with a 1+ finger worth of a soapy white head with moderate retention. Being a fan of light-hued DIPA's, this a benchmark for the style and joins the ranks with other highly respected offerings in Enjoy By IPA and Founders Double Trouble. (5.0)

S- Being that another oak-aged IPA in Burton Baton stands to be my favorite of all time (simply due to availability), Hop Crisis does not disappoint. Vanilla and coconut from the oak is at the forefront and blends beautifully with the hoppy notes of citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) and tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). (5.0)

T- Vanilla and coconut are the first to strike followed by a a quick shot of malt sweetness. However, the hops never play second fiddle and end up engulfing the palate into a dry citrus rind and piney finish. The 9.7% ABV (as labeled) goes absolutely undetectable thanks to the modest malt bill and a low percentage of residual unfermentable sugars. (5.0)

M- The labeled 94 IBU's are tamed by the silky texture imparted from the oak spirals. Despite the 9.7% ABV, the body is as light as its appearance, treading the cusp between heavy/light bodied and light/medium bodied. (5.0)

O- Simply put, this is perfection...and perfection in a can! Although I've had this before, I have been remiss in composing a proper review for Hop Crisis. Despite nearly a year passing since my last can, this is everything I remember (and perhaps even more). It possesses every quality of a world class DIPA (appearance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, high drinkability)...then add to that the time on oak spirals is what sets this one apart from the ranks. If it were more readily available, this would trumpet Burton Baton as my favorite DIPA (if not beers) of all time. Heady Topper...what's that?! (5.0)

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 20:53:30 | More by threeviews
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-12-2014 22:46:24 | More by 510a
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-12-2014 14:28:13 | More by JohnnyMc
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-12-2014 00:17:37 | More by jwps214
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-11-2014 14:33:21 | More by Jmbbabson
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-10-2014 03:24:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 13:34:21 | More by whatname
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California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-08-2014 03:58:44 | More by f_raud
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Idaho

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-07-2014 18:10:50 | More by MikeDAdams
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-02-2014 23:35:10 | More by Walshwi
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ONUMello

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can best by 10/11/14 into a tulip
A: Pours a gold color with a solid 1+ finger head
S: Grain, caramel, orange and a hint of oak
T: Full of grains up front then citrus/pine come through on the finish
M: Fairly full bodied; viscous but not hot
O: Doesn't just hit you in the face with hops but they're definitely there, more on the palate than nose. Overall quite tasty and the alcohol is hidden; recommended overall

Serving type: can

07-02-2014 20:26:25 | More by ONUMello
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-02-2014 03:14:58 | More by bret717
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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draheim

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz (best by 10/11/2014) into a tulip. Pours a clear straw color w/ a soft white head that leaves behind a thin film, like soap suds, on the glass.

Aroma is floral and a little bit cat pee-ish, maybe some onion too. I've heard references to this aroma before but only noticed it in a few beers. Hard to place but I'm not wild about it. There's some mango and other tropical aromas in here too.

Taste is likewise bready, floral and fruity with a similar taste as in the aroma. The high ABV is certainly well hidden though.

Mouthfeel is soft and delicate, probably what I like most about this beer. Almost feels like a Belgian on the palate, but with a sharp hop bitterness on the finish.

Overall, I'm not sure what to make of this. It's certainly a different DIPA but I don't think it's for me. Too fruity, maybe too malty.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 02:01:43 | More by draheim
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1.75/5  rDev -56%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.